and I am glad you all made it out and are successful ...
but this woman is not abandoning her children.
On the contrary ...
She claims she would do anything for them.
Again ... I think you are off topic.
If you want anecdotal evidence ...
just research the probabilities of what is going to happen to these kids if they become wards of the state vs. staying with their single parent.
Their chances of success are increased dramatically if they stay with their mother.
They will not be left alone ...
They will have their mother, and family, and friends.
What if they become foster children ...
Is it possible that they could become physically abused and killed by them? If so, is that a greater possibility than the same fate at the hands of their mother?
We had a local case here a few years back when an autistic child was left in a locked closet for the weekend by his foster parent and he died. So, they decided to burn the body in a fire pit to get rid of the evidence and claimed that he was kidnapped.
His biological mother was retarded ... and was forced to give up the child. The retarded mother had a network of parents and friends that could have helped raise the child.
Do you think Marcus would have been better off with his retarded mother?